Flexible, Stackable Container and Method and System for Manufacturing Same

  • US 20100140129A1
  • Filed: 11/06/2009
  • Published: 06/10/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A flexible, stackable container for storing a quantity of a product, comprising:

  • a sealed package formed from a single sheet of film having oppositely disposed lateral edges, the film sheet being wrapped with the lateral edges disposed proximate each other, wherein one side of the sheet of film is the inner surface of the package and the opposite side of the sheet of film is the outer surface of the package, the package comprising;

    a first side having an outer first surface of the film and outwardly extending first corner seals formed in the film at the edges of the first side and surrounding the first side of the package;

    a second side disposed opposite the first side and having an end seal; and

    four lateral sides disposed between the first and second sides,wherein the second side is formed by tucking portions of a first pair of oppositely disposed lateral sides proximate the lateral edges inwardly, bringing together portions of a second pair of oppositely disposed lateral sides proximate the lateral edges to form the end seal, and folding the end seal over towards a corresponding portion of the outer surface of the package; and

    a lid fitment attached to the first side of the package, wherein the lid fitment comprises a base having a central opening and a lid having a complimentary shape to the base to form a seal therebetween when the lid is closed down onto the base, and wherein the base is sealed to one of the first surface of the first side and the first corner seals surrounding the first side such that a portion of the first surface is accessible from the exterior of the container when the lid is separated from the base of the lid fitment.

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